Top Tips for a Safer Autumn at the Cottage
Carbon Monoxide (CO) Inspections – Some helpful tips
Annual inspection of your fuel-burning appliances at the cottage is a critical step in protecting your family against carbon monoxide.
- Find a TSSA-registered fuels contractor in your community at COSafety.ca
- Check to see if your inspection includes all your fuel-burning appliances and their systems such as the:
- Fuel supply
- The device itself
- Chimney/venting system, areas around the device
- Obtain more than one estimate and review the information gathered before selecting a contractor
- Ask for a written inspection report when the job is complete
Things to Know About Carbon Monoxide (CO)
The best way to avoid CO exposure is to eliminate it at the source.
- CO is a leading cause of accidental poisonings in Ontario every year
- Over 80 percent of all CO deaths and injuries in Ontario occur in homes
- Symptoms of CO poisoning are similar to the flu without the fever
- CO has no odour, no colour, and no taste
For more detailed information about carbon monoxide visit COSafety.ca TSSA is an innovative, not-for-profit safety organization dedicated to enhancing public safety. Throughout Ontario, TSSA regulates the safety of fuels; elevators and escalators; amusement rides; ski lifts; boilers and pressure vessels; operating engineers and upholstered and stuffed articles.